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Smart Spending: Plan Your Super Bowl Party Now

The NFL playoffs are rolling along, and even Canada has football fever. As a big sports fan myself, it’s never to early to start planning your Super Bowl party. At this point in the playoffs, we don’t know who’s going to be in the big game, but you can know where you’re going to watch it. Circle your calendars, because the Super Bowl is here on February 6. Pick the Venue Whether you’re there to eat the food, watch the game or watch the commercials, you’re going to want a good place to catch the action. After years of seeing the Super Bowl in bars, I took the game home last year. I put away everything breakable, cleaned the bathroom and invited over all my rowdy friends. Getting in front of it makes sure all your friends will be in and there will be no confusion about where to go – and watching the game at home (instead of a pub, restaurant, or stadium) will save you a lot of cash. Stock the Fridge For a lot of people, the Super Bowl is a legitimate holiday. That means food, drinks and fun. When hosting a

Watching Sports & Saving Money: Easy

It’s Sunday, the NFL schedule is packed, MLB is getting close to the playoffs and the NHL and NBA seasons are just around the corner. As a sports fan, this is one of my favorite times of the year. There are numerous excuses to sit down and take in multiple games each week – just ask my fiancé. But just because there are reasons to watch games, doesn’t mean there are reasons to blow your paycheque. Catching games is one of the cheapest ways I can get together with a lot of friends at a set time. Check out these tips for fun & cheap game days: Homefield Advantage Teams usually perform better at home, and so will you. Instead of spending an evening out at a sports bar, why not host the action at your place? You don’t even need to drag your butt off the couch and you’ll save on costs. Picking up a few beers, snacks and soft drinks always costs me less than dinner and drinks while watching the Canucks play. The Stats that line up: Sports Bar: ****Meal: $12 3 Pints: $12-$18 Transit: $5 Home: Meal: Whatever you want it to